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Blasting the Roofing Myths

It’s a fact. There are a lot of reputable roofing companies. But sadly, there are also quite a few who are less than honest when it comes to the facts they’re touting to their customers. You may not be getting the whole story about roof repair, roof replacement, or the other elements that contribute to the health of your roofing system. We are going to dispel some myths we’ve heard about the care and maintenance of your roof.

All Shingles are the Same

MYTH. If this were true, there would be only one type of shingle. Even individual manufacturers make different shingles with varying features. In general, there are two types of asphalt shingles; 3-tab and architectural. Three-tab shingles are lower in cost, last a shorter amount of time and are one-dimensional. Architectural shingles give your roof the appearance of wood shake or slate. Some shingles have wind warranties, some are impact resistant, others are certified as Cool Roofs by ENERGY STAR®. So clearly, All shingles are not the same.

Putting a Second Layer of Shingles on Your Home is Better

MYTH. Although a roofing overlay, the term for installing a new roof over your old one, is legal, it’s not better. In fact, in many cases the new roof won’t last as long as it could because it will be directly impacted by the old roof and the issues it had. Ideally installing a new roofing system is your best bet for a sound roof. If your roofing company strips your roof down to the roof deck, inspects it, installs new underlayment, flashing, and shingles, your roof will last longer and will better protect your home.

Annual Roofing Inspections are a Waste

MYTH. Many reputable roofing companies provide annual roofing inspections and charge for them. It’s well worth your investment to pay for an annual roofing inspection because your roofer can perform proactive maintenance. Small issues like loose flashing or a mis-aligned shingle can be corrected before they become a big problem and cause water damage in your attic or home.

If you have a roofing company you know and trust, schedule regular inspections and perform roof repair as soon as it becomes necessary. If you don’t have a roofer you trust, call Premo Roofing Contractors. We’ll perform a no obligation inspection of your roof and come up with a plan for repair. Let us be your partner on all your roofing, siding, and window needs. Call 831-443-3605 or fill out our contact form today.

FACT. A properly installed roof will bring you and your home many years of protection. And, maintaining that roof with occasional service from a reputable Central Coast roofing company has proven itself to be a great investment.

 

 


The Must-Do Summer Roof Maintenance

 

 

 

Summer is definitely upon us and we know the last thing on your mind is thinking of doing maintenance on your roof. These tips will only take you several hours and the time you spend will help prolong its lifespan and prevent any unexpected repairs in the future. Below is a short list of maintenance to-do list. Remember, to ensure your safety these tasks should be performed from the ground.

Summer Maintenance To-Do List

Inspect Gutters and Downspouts

Clean our gutters, downspouts and drains. After the job is done, test them by running water through them. If the water flows freely with no leaks then your job is done.

Check The Roof Valleys

The next time you are out doing your landscaping, take a minute to look at your roof valleys for any leaves and debris that may be present. If the valleys are blocked they could potentially hold water and cause unwanted damage to your roof. So be sure to take some time and clear them out.

Inspect Your Roof From The Ground

Take the time to walk around and look for lifting, cracked or dented shingles and moss growth. Getting a small problem fixed early can prevent larger roof repairs down the road.

Inspect your flashing

Inspect the flashing around the chimney, skylight, vents, and satellite dish. Flashing can loosen or weaken over time.

Don’t forget the eaves

Be sure to check the underside of the eaves for leaves and other debris and clean it out. Be careful because the eaves are a favorite spot for insects and birds.

So what is the importance of summer roofing maintenance? The summer season can bring many challenges for your roof including high temperatures, humidity, rain, and heavy winds. If you take some time to do some quick checks you will make sure your roof:

If you just don’t have the time to inspect your roof yourself, make arrangements for Premo Roofing Company to perform the maintenance. We can help you spot problems before they develop into costly repairs. To learn about our maintenance program or make an appointment email or call us. Remember, you deserve a Premo Roofing Experience!

 


Dumb Things People Do To Their Roofs

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A lot of roof damage is caused by severe weather but other damage comes from human error. Mind you that we are not calling anyone dumb but we are going to call out some of the mistakes that are made by busy, distracted homeowners.

Protect your roof so it can protect you. Being proactive is the key to your roof maintenance. To learn more about what you can do to protect your roof, contact Premo Roofing for a FREE consultation and estimate.

 


WHAT IS YOUR ROOF TRYING TO TELL YOU?

 

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Missing shingles, granules filling the gutters, water stains on the ceiling after rainstorms—they all point to roofing problems. Pay attention to these warning signs and act before the problem gets worse and more expensive to fix.

Paying attention to what your roof is telling you is the first step in catching major problems before they have a chance to hit your wallet, so we’ve put together a list of some of the most common symptoms to keep a look out for when it comes to potential roofing damage and wear and tear.

Unless you have great detective skills when it comes to discovering what your roof is trying to tell you, you’ll want to enlist a roofing contractor to help track down the cause of the problem and help with a solution. Premo Roofing Company prides themselves on being able to locate any problems your roof might have, devise a course of action, and then implement that plan in a timely manner.  Contact us today!


Important Questions To Ask Your Roofer

 

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Nothing haunts a homeowner like experiencing problems with their roof. It is a chilling thing to witness when rainwater drips into your home one drop at a time.

Hiring a competent, honest roofing contractor is a surprisingly difficult task.  With the high stakes and higher expense of roof repairs or re-roofs, a homeowner must be especially vigilant about the roofer he or she hires for their roofing project.
At Premo Roofing Company in Salinas, we want to share our roofing knowledge.  Below are some of the most common roofing questions to ask before you hire your contractor.

Do You Have Liability Coverage, Current License And Workers’ Insurance?
The answers to all three of these questions need to be “yes”.   As a follow up, ask to see the relevant paperwork for these three things. If the roofer cannot produce them, chances are he does not have them. Look elsewhere.

Can I Have A List Of References?
It is crucial that you follow up on the roofer by checking his references, both previous clients and professional affiliations. If a roofer balks at providing you with these, again, look elsewhere.

How Much Is The Deposit On Repairs?
You will need to know how much up-front money the roofer requires before beginning the repairs, both for your own budget and to ensure that there is good faith money on the table. Never pay for the entire cost before work begins.

What Is The Time Frame For The Repairs?
This is important, in order to get the roofer to commit to an articulated deadline for completion of the repairs.

What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For Your Work Before You Begin?
This is an important step that many people often overlook. This can help you save time and money by allowing the roofer to get started right away when he shows up for work on the first day.

Will you provide me with a written lien waiver?                                                                                                                                                          Your roofing contractor should provide you with a written waiver at the conclusion of the job.  This is a legal document, which says the homeowner has paid the roofer in full for the roofing project and the roofer waives his right to place a lien on your property.

Are you a member of any roofing associations?                                                                                                                                                  Contractors who are on the forefront of their field are always looking to learn about their trade.  They do this to network with other roofing contractors and continue to learn the best practices in their trade.

Do you guarantee your work?                                                                                                                                                                                              The contractor you have chosen to complete your roofing project should guarantee their work.  Make sure you are dealing with a reputable company that will be there if any issues do arise.

How many roofers will be on site during the roofing project?                                                                                                                                 Make sure there will be more than four roofers working on the roof at one time.  If not the roofing job till take much longer than necessary.  Ask who will be in charge while the roofing job is going on.

Are your roofers certified in the products they install?                                                                                                                                                Make sure the roofers that will be installing the roof are certified in the materials they are using. 

Of the many questions you can ask a roofing contractor during the interview, the most important question is one you must ask yourself.  Do I feel comfortable with and trust the person I am about to hire?  The answer to that question should make your decision a little easier.

When you need roofing services, look no further than Premo Roofing Company.  We welcome your business.  Contact us for a free estimate.

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WHEN IS IT TIME TO INVEST IN A NEW ROOF?

 

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For most homeowners, a new roof is probably one of the largest home maintenance expense you will experience.  Nobody wants to make that investment voluntarily, but ignoring a failing roof can lead to serious problems.  Those problems can include interior damage due to water leaks, mold, rotting wood and even termites that work best when moisture is present.

So how do you know when it time for that new roof?  There are several signs you can look for in determining whether or not it’s time.

EXTERIOR CHECK

Some roofs normally sag as they age but noticeable dips are a problem.  They indicate water damage, so you should have a professional come out and take a closer look at those sections.

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Look for dark stains that run down the shingles.  This is usually the result of protective granules washing off the roof. Without those granules, the roof is more likely to leak. 

If you have asphalt shingles they may be failing if the edges are curling and become brittle.  New shingles are pliable and bend to some degree.  If you foldthe edge of the shingle and it snaps off, the shingle is most likely starting to fail.

SCAN YOUR HOME’S FOUNDATION

Take a walk around your home and look closely at the foundation and the ground.  Do you see pieces of broken shingles?  Are you seeing a sandy granular residue?  Both indicate that your roof may be nearing the end of its life.

INTERIOR INSPECTION

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Walk around inside your home and look for water spots on the ceiling.  If possible, go into the attic and look at the bottom of your roof sheathing.  Look for water stains, damage, mold or areas where the sunlight can stream through.  Look closely at  chimneys and vents that penetrate the roof.

RESEARCH THE SIMPLEST SOLUTIONS FIRST

What is the lifespan of your roof?  If your roof has any of the problems listed above, don’t jump the gun and assume you need to purchase a brand new roof.  If your roof was properly installed and is less than 15 to 20 years old, it can often be repaired rather than replaced.  Unfortunately, homeowners don’t always catch problems in time.  And when this happens, a new roof may be the only option.

If you would like more information about repairing or replacing your roof, or if you would like to request a consultation, contact Premo Roofing Company or call us at 831-241-4811.


PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR RESIDENTIAL ROOFS

 

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The roof is one of the most important parts of a house but most of the time it is one of the most neglected.  The roof is responsible for protecting your home from the elements and it endures substantial wear and tear.  Sometimes the only time a roof has any attention paid to it is when something goes wrong.

Replacing a roof is an expensive process.  Just like a car, hardwood floors, or any valuable possession; a roof requires preventative maintenance to minimize costly repairs or having to replace the entire roof.

All roofs come with a guarantee from the materials’ manufacturer and sometimes even the roofing contractor.  Therefore, it is suggested you pay close attention to their guidelines for things such as how often a roof inspection should be done.

Sometimes roof repairs are necessary due to weather or other circumstances.  It is likely that a roof repair by Premo Roofing Company will more than likely cost less if the roof was being well maintained over the years.  Even though Premo Roofing welcomes your questions regarding roof preventative maintenance, the following are a few tips that will help extend the life of your home’s roof.

•Perform a roof inspection before and after a severe storm or any event that could compromise the optimal functioning of the roof.

•Check the shingles.  Roofing shingles are the most visible part of a roof and they play a major role in keeping the entire roofing system dry.  A missing shingle, shroof-maintenance1ake or cracked tile may not seem like a big deal, but when left unattended, it can cause serious damage to the roof and create costly repairs that could have been avoided.

•Keep the roof clean by removing foliage, algae, lichens, moss, etc.

•Repair damaged or worn roofing materials and flashing.

•Never use a high-pressure wash when cleaning the roof.

•Always consult with a qualified roofer like Premo Roofing Company.

•Keep the roof and gutters free of debris at all times.

•Remove overhanging tree limbs

•Check the interior of the roof while in the attic.  Look around the beams for signs of water damage.

•Any signs of dampness in upstairs ceilings or boards in the attic may indicate you have a leak that has been developing over time and often starts out slowly.

Performing simple, regular checks on your roof throughout the year is the easiest way to avoid damage to your roof.  With fall upon us it is important to ensure that your roof will be ready to handle the winter months that lie ahead.  If you would like to schedule a roof inspection with Premo Roofing, contact us or call at  831-241-4811.


CONSULT A ROOFING CONTRACTOR BEFORE BUYING A HOME

 

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When you are in the market for a new home, one thing that you will definitely want to take into consideration is the condition, age, remaining life, type and style of the roof. Replacing an existing roof can be extremely expensive, and if the roof is in poor condition, you may wish to arrange to have the roof repaired or replaced by the seller or negotiate a lower price which takes into consideration the cost of the repairs. In some states, where the inclement weather can seriously affect the expected lifetime of a roof, it is often required by the lender that the roof inspection be conducted prior to the sale.

A roofing contractor like Premo Roofing Company in Salinas can save you considerable time, money and headaches by making an inspection of the roof before you make your purchase offer. We will take into account such things as the condition of the roofing material, the condition of the drains, downspouts and gutters, and the flashing that surrounds roof pipes, chimneys, vents and so on. Proper attic venting is also an important issue.  Improper attic ventilation especially at vaulted ceiling can lead to serious condensation and dry rot problems that often go undetected.  If the roof meets our criteria and does not require repairs, we can then estimate how many serviceable years remain for the roof, and can certify the inspection.

This type of inspection is important to both buyer and seller, and is good from 2 to 5 years. Several factors affect this inspection. The type of roof – asphalt shingle, wood shake, tile, slate, metal or even tar and gravel are commonplace; the age of the roof; the pitch of the roof; the number of layers of roofing material already on the roof, and even previous repairs made to the roof.

If at all possible, you will want to get a quote, or even several, on necessary repairs before you commit to a purchase. This will allow you to make an informed decision, and you will know from the start what you can expect in order to have the roof in the condition you want upon purchase.

Premo Roofing Company is a full-service, locally owned company providing quality residential roofing and commercial roofing services to Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Marina, Seaside, Hollister, Watsonville and Santa Cruz.  Contact us today for an inspection or a free estimate.


PUT ON A PREMO ROOF!

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We want to welcome you to our new website and thank you for stopping by to see all that we have to offer. We are proud to serve Salinas, Monterey, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas with quality roof installations, and have many of your neighbors as satisfied customers. At Premo Roofing Company, a Monterey, CA, roofer,  is ready to plot out the specifics of your renovation. Whether your residence has been damaged and you need to replace broken or missing shingles, or you’re looking to re-roof your entire property, your Salinas, CA, roofing contractors can do it all. We’ll advise you on the ways to protect your property, and we’re sure you’ll appreciate our friendly, honest, and personable customer care.

If you live in Salinas, Monterey or even Santa Cruz, our roofers are here to protect your important investments. To keep your property’s long-term value high, it’s important to make sure your roof remains in good form. Our roofing professionals can perform a careful inspection to locate any potential problems, and we know how to complete a maintenance project without encountering any problems. Our high-quality work speaks for itself, and we’ll make sure the results match your property’s aesthetic.

Let Premo Roofing Company go to work on your behalf. We’re here when you need us, and our professionals will arrive at your property on schedule. Now’s the time to have your roof professionally serviced, and our staff is up for the task. If you have a roofing need, don’t hesitate to call on us for a FREE estimate today!

We would love to hear from you, so tell us what you think, provide feedback about our company so that we can grow and continue to learn what our customers need and want in a roofing company. We listen to our customer’s and we believe that helps us rise above our competition.

Please come back to our site and see what new and exciting news we have, and we hope to hear from you soon.